President Muhammadu Buhari has fired Abdulrahman Mani, his chief security officer (CSO).
Mani was booted off over what has been described as “shady deals” in fixing appointments and for “undermining” the president.
TheCable reports that Mani committed various misdemeanours and “chief among which was a recent discovery that he was actually the one who leaked Buhari’s itinerary to Diezani Alison-Madueke when he travelled to London in May”.
It will be recalled that Alison-Madueke, then minister of petroleum resources, had also travelled on the same British Airways flight with Buhari, sitting in the same cabin and right behind the C-in-C.
It was alleged that she wanted to curry the favour of Buhari following a series of allegations of corruption against her.
A source who spoke with TheCable also revealed that Mani has been actively undermining the president, working against every value the president upholds and conducting himself in such a manner as to suggest that he is out to pull down the president.
Fired alongside Mani who was appointed Buhari’s CSO after the presidential election in March was Widi Liman, his administrative officer.
Mani and Liman have been redeployed to Ebonyi and Oyo states respectively.
Bashir Abubakar is the new CSO to the president.
He was until now an assistant director in the Bayelsa state command of the Department of State Service (DSS).